FASEB announced changes to its leadership. FASEB Executive Director Guy Fogleman, who planned to retire in December, stepped down early to facilitate decision-making about the future of the Federation. The FASEB Board of Directors appointed John Barnes as Interim Executive Director to ensure full, uninterrupted continuity of the organization’s programs while critical strategic planning issues are addressed.
John Barnes is an association management consultant with extensive experience in leading non-profit organizations. He held senior posts with the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Dermatology. Mr. Barnes also has a strong background in public policy having served as chief of staff for U.S. Representative Greg Ganske and as a legislative aide to Senator Chuck Grassley. He will begin his term at FASEB on September 6.
The Board thanked Dr. Fogleman for his ten years of dedicated service to the Federation. Under his guidance, FASEB grew from 21 to 30 member societies, business operations were streamlined, and FASEB celebrated its centennial anniversary.
“I am very proud of what we have accomplished together over the last ten years. We have made a real difference to the biomedical research community,” Dr. Fogleman said.
“Guy Fogleman steered FASEB through the challenging years of the recession and cuts in government funding. He earned the respect and devotion of the FASEB staff, built strong relationships with other scientific organizations, and helped raise the profile of the Federation nationally,” said FASEB President Hudson Freeze.
Dr. Fogleman will continue to serve FASEB as a consultant and advisor.